Gadgets

TechZulu & Gadget Review present REACH. A quarterly event series seeking to dive deep into what comes next in technology, and giving you the opportunity to experience it first hand with the gadgets on site. Experience gadgets from the big brands with million dollar budgets to the startups bootstrapping and raising via IndieGoGo.

IndieGoGo has help crowdfund thousands of successful campaigns. One of the more popular campaigns as of now is the new iDoorCam. iDoorCam simply is a doorbell with a camera. As simple is it may sound, the little device is one incredible tech device. The device gives homeowners the ability to see whoever is at their door (day or night) and alert them directly to their mobile phone. The iDoorCam reached its goal within a matter of days, but the campaign is still up for early bird grabs.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega is NOT a phone. It’s a mini-tablet that can also make and receive audio calls. Wow, what a huge thing in your hands! Whereas other phablets are just a bit too big to be a phone but too small to really be a tablet, the MEGA fits much more comfortably as a two-handed device.

IndieGoGo and other crowdfunding sites have been on the rise on becoming the new medium to gain capital for businesses and projects. Many new startups and small businesses are shooting to crowdfund their campaign. But some larger companies, such as Canonical, came to the crowdfunding community to help them fund projects like the Ubuntu Edge. Even if Canonical did not reach its goal, the campaign has given other larger companies to look into crowdfunding other future projects. Kate Drane, hardware category lead at IndieGoGo joins us and talks about IndieGoGo and crowdfunding.

Pixicle, a photo sharing device that makes it easy for users to view photos with their friends and family on the big screen instead of the frustrating smartphone screen passed around the room has raised $10K of its $38K Indiegogo goal to make photo viewing less strenuous.

As technology continues to evolve and integrate deeper into our daily lives we see our devices becoming smaller, even virtually non-existant in some cases. Until recently these types of devices where only dreamt of through our childhood imaginations or in the latest Sci-Fi blockbuster. Now we’re able to see those imaginations come to life as Stained Glass Labs announces today the first ever wearable technology conference, GLAZED.

Canonical has launched its crowdfunding campaign for their new phone, the Ubuntu Edge, at IndieGoGo. Backers of the IndieGoGo campaign will be the exclusive owners of the Ubuntu Edge. Ubuntu’s first foray into the mobile ecosystem is kicking up some crazy buzz with both its new mobile OS and the hardware itself.

Water has long been the Achilles’ Heel of technology. A few commonly recognized scenarios: Phone slips out of your hand and accidentally drops in the toilet, “friends” may decide to throw you in the pool at a party or just plain getting caught in a downpour. These are all scenarios that can happen to any of us.

Last week, the E3 Gaming Conference razzled and dazzled Los Angeles as attendees hobnobbed with top executives in the industry, tried out new consoles and platforms, took photo ops with cool displays like the reconstructed boat from Wind Waker, the green screen for Splinter Cell or Tanks of World of Tanks, and explored the latest and most realistic virtual worlds created by top game developers. There is certainly a lot to cover but I’ll just mention a few highlights.

Stained Glass Labs (SGL), the first Glass and wearable technologies accelerator has today launched the world’s first comprehensive app directory and a self-service app publishing portal for Google Glass pre-launched applications.